Neutropenic Enterocolitis Complicating Induction Chemotherapy in an Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patient
Internal Medicine; Medicine
Neutropenic enterocolitis is a rare inflammatory condition of the ileocecum. Clinicians should be aware of neutropenic enterocolitis in neutropenic patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing chemotherapy as it portends a poor prognosis if not diagnosed early in its course. We report a patient diagnosed with neutropenic enterocolitis within one week of receiving induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia.
Keywords: acute myeloid leukemia; chemotherapy; neutropenic enterocolitis; typhilitis.
Groudan K, Ready A, Sabir R. Neutropenic Enterocolitis Complicating Induction Chemotherapy in an Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patient. Cureus. 2021 Jan 31;13(1):e13029. doi: 10.7759/cureus.13029.